It was one of the things I was looking forward to most when I found out we were having a girl. Maybe this little girl baby would come out with a headful of hair? Braeden was bald. For a while. When his jar grew in it did so slowly. Jackson had great hair. Soft and curly. Kind of wild, just like him. But when we first cut it, that changed.
But Stella. Maybe she'd be the one with the great hair. My dream was a little girl with curly red hair (fist bump Charlie Brown). No one in either of our families has this, but there could be some hidden recessive trait somewhere. I could dream.
Alas, Stella came out with very little hair. Then after a few months it started to fall out, which is usual as the babies lose their soft, downy hair. Plus she rubbed it when she slept so she'd rub a little bald spot on the side. Oh well. It's a good thing headbands are in style. You know the stretchy ones that you can put clips on. We cold still accessorize.
Later her hair has been growing back. A little longer. We can hold in a small clip for a while now! That is, until she realizes it's there and pulls it out. But it's there nonetheless. The funny thing is, Stella is our only child to not have blond hair. With more time spent in the sun, it's beginning to have a reddish tint, but she's definitely a little brunette.
Who knows though? Maybe she'll still surprise us all and begin to quickly grow some luscious locks! Until then we've become the masters at using headbands and clips!
All is well, 8/26 down, in Drosche Land.